Easy 5-Minute Protein Cookie Balls



If there's one thing I am always hearing from people with regard to eating healthy, it's "I just don't have time!" My job? To eliminate that message from your excuse jar. One of the ways I'm going to help you with this is by providing you with a SUPER easy 5-minute snack that you can whip up while you're waiting for your coffee to brew... your flat iron to heat up... your toast to, er... toast?

Imagine having an awesome snack that you can take with you on the go, help curb those sweet tooth attacks, and something the whole family will enjoy, oh and did I mention that it's like eating raw cookie dough?! Umm... YUM! Need I say more?!

If chocolate chip cookies aren't your thing, there are SO many different combinations you can do with this:

  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: add raisins, oats and cinnamon

  • Cowboy Cookies: add dried cranberries or Craisins, unsweetened shredded coconut and mini chocolate chips

  • PB&J: Add dried strawberries

  • Add a crunch with puffed rice cereal

  • Add some extra healthy fats and omegas by adding chia seeds

The combinations are endless! Depending on what you add, you may have to adjust the recipe some by adding more honey/agave/maple syrup or nut butter. When adding the sweetener, make sure to add in VERY small qtys - just a drizzle at a time, or you'll end up with a gross, sticky ball and a huge mess on your hands!

PROTEIN COOKIE DOUGH BALL BASE:

  • 2 scoops of protein powder (I suggest using either a simple vanilla or chocolate)

  • 1 cup of almond flour or meal

  • 1/2 cup of nut butter (I suggest using either all-natural almond butter or peanut butter)

  • 1/4 cup of raw honey, agave or maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup of Enjoy Life Dairy Free Mini Chocolate Chips

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place protein powder and almond meal into a medium sized bowl and mix until combined.

  2. Add in nut butter, sweetener of choice and mix until you have a cookie dough-like mixture.

  3. Add in your chocolate chips or any other ingredients of your choice and mix again until combined.

  4. Using a small scoop or spoon, scoop out the dough and form into balls with your hands.

  5. Store in the fridge or freezer.

Recipe Makes 18 balls

Calories per chocolate chip cookie dough ball: 120; Carbs 9g, Protein 6g, Fat 7.6g, Sugar 2.4g

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